Data privacy considerations in telecommunications M&A: do you know your risk?

Global M&A activity among telecommunications (telco) companies reflects the ongoing transformation impacting the sector in response to increasing competitive intensity, evolving consumer behaviors and disruption from so-called “over-the-top” (OTT) players, which deliver audio, video or other media over the internet without the involvement of a multiple system operator in the control or distribution of the … More Data privacy considerations in telecommunications M&A: do you know your risk?

EU: Court of Justice rules on dynamic IP addresses

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has weighed-in on a long debated area of data protection law by ruling that the definition of personal data extends to dynamic IP addresses. In a ruling dated 19 October 2016 (ref.: C582/14), the ECJ found that dynamic IP addresses constitute personal data whenever the website host that processed … More EU: Court of Justice rules on dynamic IP addresses

Out now: EY Corporate & Commercial Law — global update, Spring 2017 edition

We are pleased to present the Spring 2017 edition of our Corporate and Commercial Law global update. This quarterly publication highlights a range of international corporate law matters and covers recent law developments in specific countries. In this issue, we have articles from a total of 36 jurisdictions on current legal affairs around the globe: … More Out now: EY Corporate & Commercial Law — global update, Spring 2017 edition

Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56% of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit. This contrasts with the findings from the EY survey conducted last May, … More Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

UK Prime Minister outlines position in Brexit negotiations

In a much anticipated speech on 17 January 2017, the Prime Minister, Mrs. May, announced the UK’s 12 priorities for Brexit negotiations. The resolution of the tension between maintaining access to the single market and controlling immigration had been a key unresolved political issue, as had the continuing membership of the Customs Union. The Prime … More UK Prime Minister outlines position in Brexit negotiations

Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Fall 2016 edition out now

The traditional mobility model of the 20th Century, where employers were required to coax their employees to venture out into the brave world and take on an international assignment is rare in today’s digitalized and globalized world. Indeed, employee mobility is no longer an issue faced by businesses only in special cases but has become … More Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Fall 2016 edition out now

When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Technology advancements have fundamentally altered how organizations collect, use and manage data. In light of this, in 2012 the European Commission embarked on a process to both update, simplify and bolster privacy regulations, and allow EU residents to resume control over their personal data. The culmination of these efforts is the General Data Protection Regulation … More When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

The historic decision by the voters of the UK to leave the EU marks a significant change for the UK and EU and will impact other trading partners such as the US. However, all EU directives and regulations, as well as the treaties themselves, remain in force in respect of the UK until it formally … More Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

The UK votes to leave the EU: initial legal observations

The potential legal issues raised by the departure of the UK from the European Union (EU) are unprecedented. However, one thing is clear – until the exit, in terms of the content and stability of UK law, nothing will change. The UK remains bound by its EU Treaty obligations and directly applicable EU law will … More The UK votes to leave the EU: initial legal observations

Political compromise: vote to adopt new EU General Data Protection Regulation

          After the European Court of Justice invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement in October 2015, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was eagerly anticipated. On 15 December 2015, a political compromise on the GDPR was reached by the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Two … More Political compromise: vote to adopt new EU General Data Protection Regulation